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Author: DFNS

The five-domains update

By Rhys De Wilde, Luke Courtois, Mali Walker and Genevieve Feely Sea state Russian media has said that the country’s navy will arm up to six of its submarines with ‘Poseidon’ nuclear torpedoes. The...

Maduro’s useful idiots

By Shlomo Ben-Ami In his 1982 Nobel lecture, the Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez condemned the West’s insistence on ‘measuring us with the yardstick that they use for themselves’ and ‘forgetting that the ravages...

Indian aid to the Pacific

By Bhavya Gupta India is a non-traditional donor in the Pacific and has only recently stepped up its presence in the region. In monetary terms, India committed US $134 million in aid to the...

The U.S. and North Korea Are Back to Talking Tough

By Uri Friedman, The Atlantic Pyongyang’s latest threats don’t necessarily mean diplomacy is dead. But they are a sign of just how deadlocked nuclear talks have become. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

Internet highjacking: it’s nothing personal

By Alison Howe When you type a website address into your browser, you expect that it will take you to the site you’re trying to visit. Increasingly, however, criminals and even state-backed hackers are...

Bringing Poland back to Europe

By Grzegorz Schetyna French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent call to reform the European Union is a sign of hope for the entire continent. Even though we have our differences, we’re in agreement when it...

Oz academics confront Oz foreign policy

By Graeme Dobell ‘You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.’ — Leon Trotsky To shift Trotsky’s line a few degrees, Australians may not be interested in foreign affairs,...

Perseverance as a buai seller

By Martyn Namorong I sold betel nut for three years (2010-2012) after dropping out of school. Everything I’ve learnt was at the buai market. As a buai seller one has time to contemplate life....

Trump Picks New Top NATO Commander

By Kevin Baron, Defense One Top U.S. Air Force general in Europe will lead alliance as Trump officials continue to berate members for more money. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

The high costs of the new cold war

By Minxin Pei It’s convenient to call the escalating geopolitical contest between the United States and China a ‘new cold war’. But that description should not be allowed to obscure the obvious, though not...

Pentagon Wants to Test A Space-Based Weapon in 2023

By Patrick Tucker Defense officials have asked for $304 million to fund research into space-based lasers and particle beams, and other new forms of missile defense next year. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

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